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The new academic year has meant twelve, brand new, year 6 pupil librarians starting in their new roles. Pupil librarians support the parent librarians in the everyday running of the library and, as such, they have spent the past weeks busily learning new skills, attending training and working towards their Bronze award; all this in addition to making sure the library is prepared for class visits and running sessions every lunchtime. Before half term they were particularly busy helping visitors make Halloween ghosts to hang across the room and recommending some of our favourite spooky books!”

Girls Football

Balgowan Girls Football Team attended the first round of the Bromley Schools tournament recently. It was a rainy and wet afternoon but all girls played brilliantly, winning their first two games 2-0. They went on to draw the third match against Cudham 0-0 and narrowly lost their last match 1-0 against Keston. The team showed excellent teamwork, determination and skill throughout the tournament. The girls managed to finish top in their group, meaning they are through to the final day to be held later this term. Well done girls! Alice, Chloe, Nell, Matilda, Freya, Issey, Eva, Olivia, Louise, Daisy

Swimming Gala – Y4/5/6

16 pupils attended the Bromley Schools Swimming Gala held on 16.10.18 at Beckenham Spa. We competed in the Large Schools division and were against 6 other schools. There were 6 individual events, 6 relay races, a squadron race and a novelty race – just for fun! All children swam brilliantly and Balgowan finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in 12 out of 14 events – incredible! We finished with 85 points, 25 points ahead of the school finishing in 2nd place, meaning we were crowned the Bromley Champions (for the 3rd year in a row!). Well done to all pupils who contributed to our team success. Isabelle, Louise, Olivia, Rosie, Grace, Daisy, Lotty, Abigail, Ted, Tom, James L, George, James B,

Y2 Gymnastics

We took 12 pupils to St Peter and St Paul’s Primary Academy to showcase their fantastic gymnastics skills and give our younger children the opportunity to experience a school sport event for the first time. The children each had to do a body management routine, a floor routine and two vaults and they all performed brilliantly. Two children received individual medals for their outstanding performances, as they really impressed the judges – well done Hannah O and Sunny. All children listened well, followed instructions and represented Balgowan superbly! A very big well done to our gymnasts. Hannah O, Florence, Molly, Hannah L, Nina, Eliza, Sunny, Luca, Kit, Max, Tim, John

Poppy Appeal

This beautiful window display of Lakeland in Bromley was created with the help of some wonderful art from our Reception children.Our Poppy Appeal raised £197.79 – thank you for helping us support this worthy cause.

Forget Fidget Spinners !

The new Forest School craze is dragon’s eyes. The simple craft is popular with all the children who have been learning how to weave a pattern using two sticks and a ball of wool. The children have chosen their own colours and interpreted the basic design. Lots of children have been making more at home and it’s been lovely to see them. Forest School welcomes any donations of wool  

JTA Training Day

We spent the day with other schools from Bromley learning more about our role as a Junior Travel Ambassador. We learnt how to stay safe whilst crossing the road and we had a drama workshop all about delivering presentations at our school. Also we made posters to put on our display boards. This term we are running a competition called ‘Jingle Bells’ open for all of KS1 and KS2. The competition entries will be handed out at school. The activity is to design a bell.  We think it is really important to travel safely and this song has really helped. We would you like you all to learn it (to the tune of ‘Ten Green Bottles’). Stop look listen before

Our amazing day!

On the 19th of September Year 6 travelled to London to the British Museum. Our History topic this term is ancient Egypt so we travelled back in time to the Egyptian part of the museum. Here we saw the Rosetta stone, the statues of Rameses II and mummies with their coffins. The Rosetta stone was the first available way to translate hieroglyphics from ancient Greek so it was a very important discovery for the archaeologists (History studiers). We also saw coffins and an almost perfectly preserved man who still had his hair – he was creepy but he showed how good sand was for preserving bodies (he was five thousand years old). We also saw an interactive touchscreen that allowed

2017 Open Day Sessions

We will be holding ‘open day’ sessions for parents/carers of children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, for admission to Reception in September 2018. We would be very grateful if you would please call the school office on 0208 658 6374 or email on admin@balgowan.bromley.sch.uk, in order to reserve a place. 9.30am on Tuesday 7th November 2017 – new date 11.00am on Thursday 12th October 2017 – this date is now full 2.00pm on Thursday 12th October 2017 – this date is now full 9.30am on Wednesday 18th October 2017 – this date is now full 2.00pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017 – this date is now full

Assessment Information Evening 2017

Assessment Information Evening The Assessment Information Evening on 15/3/17 was well attended. The purpose of the presentation was to: Share key curriculum and assessment changes Help parents understand how their children are assessed in school and why To inform parents how the school monitors and tracks the progress of whole year groups, specific groups and individual pupils Explain how provision is allocated to meet the needs of all pupils  The Powerpoint slides can be found under the Downloads tab in Useful Documents or download from below:  

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